Leadership and Human Resource Focus: a Comparative Study Between Autonomous Public Hospital and Private Hospital

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Sookyuen Tepthong
Sompasong Kosolboon


This paper aims to examine The Scouller’s Three Leadership Model and to test the relationship between leadership, leading, human resource focus, and results of human resource focus. A conceptual framework was developed by using the organizational excellence criteria. Based on the quantitative research, 101 and 100 samplings were gathered from the employees of autonomous public hospital and private hospital. Structural equation modeling and multigroup analysis were applied to analyze the data. The finding of two hospitals confirmed that public, private, and personal leadership were the members of Scouller’s leadership model. The results of both hospitals also found that leadership has a significant positive relationship with leading, human resource focus, and results of human resource focus. From multigroup analysis, however, the structural models of autonomous public hospital and private hospital are differnt. The results will be contributed to the new spectrum of leadership theory, and will be supported to organizational alignment as managerial contribution. Besides, this paper also provided the future research issues such as testing in other assumptions of Scouller’s theory, the integrating with other leadership theories.


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Tepthong, S., & Kosolboon, S. (2017). Leadership and Human Resource Focus: a Comparative Study Between Autonomous Public Hospital and Private Hospital. WMS Journal of Management, 6(1), 1-15. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/wms/article/view/75774
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Sookyuen Tepthong

Graduate School of Management and Innovation, King Mungkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

Sompasong Kosolboon

Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University


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